Advice On a Diesel Hatchback


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ilango[speed thirst];27719 said:
I'll be happy if fiat spares are sold outside.
This is not a possibility.
But spare problem/delay is slowly improving.

ilango[speed thirst];27719 said:
As its ford i am worries about the spares -forget the service
This time Ford is serious. You must have read that they have opened 24 dealers in a single day. They also plan to have spare price very competitive.
But end-of-the day if you have any doubt, not worth to take risk.
 

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Fiat Punto | Ford Figo | Maruti Ritz

Hello Ilango, First of all please do answer all the questions which are asked in this thread. Currently considering the requirements which you have told, There are only a handful diesel hatchbacks which are available in your budget and the ones I'd strongly advise you to look at are:

  • Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Active: Rs.5,03,087 (Ex.Showroom Chennai)
  • Ford Figo Titanium: 4,43,000 (Ex. Showroom Chennai)
  • Maruti Ritz LDi : Rs.4,70,352 (Ex. Showroom Chennai)
You're a well-informed person, so I'm not going to ga-ga about Maruti's After Sales, Fiat's built or Ford's future market plans. Please just confirm if your requirements really meet a diesel because with the budget under 5 Lakhs~ there's a limited choice available otherwise in petrol you'll get a hell lot of models, that too top end!

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Yep vibhor
4.5 to 4.8L

- Your Location?
Pondicherry

- Top 5 Priorities
Power steering and ac Thats all

- Monthly Running?
sometimes 300 some times 3000

- For Which Purpose?
family /long trip

- Max. Seating Capacity
max 5

- Priority of Fuel Type
diesel diesel diesel

- Body Type


Hatch.


And a small note. The process is on a slight hold for now!
 
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Hey Ilango

You should stick with Figo.

Its the best bet.

If too concerned on future of ford, then Ritz is way better than any car in the list :)
 
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ilango[speed thirst];27893 said:
- For Which Purpose?
family /long trip

- Max. Seating Capacity
max 5
Nothing better than Punto on these 2. Just take it on highway, and you will never take other vehicle from next time.

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Reason for ritz over swift?
I think Ritz from inside looks better, but again its back is horribly designed (to me).
 
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Figo is a fresh thingy, with tried and tested Fiesta engine. But it lacks goodies.

ALso Micra with detuned Logan diesel is on the block. It may come within next month.


BTW you will never go wrong with Swift Ldi/Vdi. ??
 
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Nothing better than Punto on these 2. Just take it on highway, and you will never take other vehicle from next time.


I think Ritz from inside looks better, but again its back is horribly designed (to me).

Exact , long ago i felt the same in a uno diesel.

Was zipping without a turbo so ease.


Micra . hmmm [evil]
 
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Ritz is really roomy & you will find it good to drive :)

No moe cramped leg rooms!

But swift lovers can never accept Ritz.

Its an personal call..
 

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For the price of base Grande Punto (Active) Diesel, You'll get a nearly top-end version of Ford Figo (Zxi) Diesel but since you've basic feature requirements and one of a top priority includes tough built and long run, My honest advice would be to consider Fiat Grande Punto.

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except figo , i have driven all cars , not on td basis . some way or other i get a car to drive

Looking on the figo

Cheapest of lot here ,
figo diesel base is 4.48L here
base lxi has no tachy , But its my JOB . I'll fix one of my own

Happy with 175 section 14 incher tyre

It is 69bhp @4000 rpm -max power . Its enough and i know how to increase it.

Left side ovrm and boot openers are not present in lxi model. Again not a problem , i'll fix them of my own


I am only worried about the spare cost of figo!
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ABS , Airbag , dual tone interior , door pad dual tone , present in top model , but i am not intrested in them.

Ford has said that a petrol filter has a life of 60,000 kms (same for diesel is 30,000 kms). Timing belt change at 1L above kms. Engine coolant life is 1,00,000 kms. Factory fill transmission oil will last the lifetime of the vehicle.

Is this all real
 
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